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Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Slide and the The Line Evening Double Feature

The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to Greenwich) with optional warm-up down The Orbit Slide (world's longest tunnel slide) T=Short.21

Meet:  18:45 hours prompt outside Stratford Station, next to ‘Robert’, a heritage locomotive displayed on the station forecourt (on the town side -- not the Westfield side) OR 18:00 hours (even more prompt) outside the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide in the Olympic Park (for those interested in sliding down this piece of artwork).

Distance: Up to 5 miles or 8.2 km, including a few stops on the DLR and ride over the Emirates Air Line Cable Car.

This walk walks "the Line" -- London's first modern art walk. It seems to have missed an outing last summer and although I do not believe that there are any new pieces of art work this year, it makes for a very pleasant evening walk with lots to enjoy. As an added twist this year for anyone interested, we will have a pre-walk warm-up slide down the Orbit Slide (advancing booking required (18:00-18:15 slot)).  The sliders will then either meet the main group at Robert (or, if we are delayed, catch the group along the way with a slightly alternate start from the Orbit).

The walk initially follows the River Lea, takes a DLR journey, a flight on the Air Line and ends along the Thames with about a dozen pieces of art speckled along the way...More information and the instruction for the walk can be found here.

Enjoy the walk (and the slide)!

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

13 at the alloted time (about a handful of those MeetUp-ies), with 1 other catching up soon. 2 later caught us having slid down The Slide, i.e. n=16 in w=pleasant-if-a-bit-cold weather. No new sculptures compared to past years (but plenty of new buildings), although someone reported that The Line's website states there will be new ones later in 2019. 1 bailed out at Star Lane DLR, the rest got to the 'Emirates Airline' in time for a ride in the early dusk (they have now slowed the speed for evening rides, so it's actually pretty good value for the £3,50 on Oyster PAYG), then we rounded the Dome at the Peninsula top to finish at just past 9 o'clock. 9 walkers went for a meal and a drink.